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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
7. Re: Morning Consolidation Jan 26, 2015, 13:49 Beamer
 
Axis wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 13:43:
Absolutely JD, it's a fairly common crossover - when you are young it's easy to get into consoles, then when you get older and see what you can do on a PC platform you "Evolve!".

I'd bet most of us have. Atari 2600 right to TI99 for me. Many of my friends and their kids same story.

I do get tired of all the new "PLS CONTROLLER for x game on steam", but I'm glad they're discovering PC gaming - won't be long before their pc controller collects is only dusted off for the occasional platforming type game...

And then when you get older still you go back to consoles because you have limited time and they just work.

Sorry, this whole thing of "mature people use PCs" seems a bit off. I'd guess PC usage peaks in the early 20s then falls off again when building, tuning and tweaking becomes a lot less fun.

Personally, I'm still playing FC4 and am shocked to see how much better it plays in videos I'm watching on YouTube on the new consoles. It's an entirely different game. And yeah, I could build/upgrade to play it like that on my PC, but I'd need a new processor and a new GPU. I could spend $300 on a 970, or I could spend $350 on an Xbox One. Both will play games that look comparable to each other.

I'm not going to do either, but the value proposition and time-saving of a console is definitely a real thing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2015, 12:58 Beamer
 
It was 65 degrees here yesterday and never snows in the city.
I have a job offer for LA, where it's in the mid to high 70s and rarely even rains..
But I'm hoping this interview I have this week pays off and I end up getting the job offer I want in NYC, which is about to get hit with 2 feet of snow.

I'm beginning to question my decision-making process.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Recruiting for "Next Borderlands"
11. Re: Gearbox Recruiting for Jan 26, 2015, 12:22 Beamer
 
yuastnav wrote on Jan 26, 2015, 11:27:
I was bored after the a couple of hours with the first game. Though I still cannot forgive Mr. Pitchfork for the DNF fiasco, not to mention Aliens.

I guess this is the way it goes. Once you have a successful series you just throw creativity out the window, copy paste some of the old stuff, give it a new coat of paint and call it a day.

If all you've played of the series was a couple of hours of the first game, how can you say that they're throwing creativity out the window, copy-pasting and giving a new coat of paint?

I mean, all we know is that they're hiring. Quick to make that judgment, no? I'd wager some of your favorite games are sequels. And Borderlands 2 was definitely not lacking in creativity. The Prequel may have been, though people here seemed to enjoy it quite a bit. But that was also the outsourced same-engine game. Borderlands 3, from the primary team, with a new engine, will be where they try new things.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Consolidation
16. Re: Saturday Consolidation Jan 25, 2015, 13:46 Beamer
 
She didn't"invent" issues. Maybe they were new to you but they were discussed before she got involved.

And why do film fans not get up in arms over these discussions, which are much more common about movies? No death threats ("not credible" doesn't mean fake, fyi) and no endless accusations of scams or feminaziism or keeping the white man down.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Jan 22, 2015, 17:29 Beamer
 
Asmo wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 17:22:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 09:50:
aside from point 1 I felt my IQ float away after reading those writing trends that need to die.. more like article trends that need to die...

Yeah, feels like click bait (reminds me of Anita Sarkeesian's rants/whines), but there's a few relevant things.

Specifically, the psyche stuff in the latest Tomb Raider. One moment, Lara is freaking out over killing her first man, then she's a functional death dispenser of apocalyptic proportions with nary a sniffle to betray her inner turmoil. Even if you accept that a certain level of brevity is inherent, you don't fix intense psychological dissonance while coming off an extreme fight or flight adrenal response in a couple of minutes and turn in to a Terminator.

And FC3's writing was a goddamn mess. I enjoyed the game in much the same way I enjoyed JC2, ie. ignoring the story as much as possible made it more fun.

It is like Anita because it's tropes - things that are often fine on their own but not when so many games do it, hence why #1 and #2 contradict.

The post-modern thing rings true to me with his Cabin the Woods reference, which was annoying when it went from mocking lame horror to being lame horror, but FC3 is the only game I can remember playing that goes for it (and does it poorly.)

I also agree with the "we're grown-ups!" thing. Ooo, drugs, how mature! It reminds me of the first time I saw Mitch Hedburg. The opening comedian just made jokes about sex and drugs. Great. You're making an audience laugh at those topics. No real nuance, no real wit, a monkey could be up there with cue-cards that had various sexual situations or drug types on it and people would laugh.
Mitch came out and did his whole thing without mentioning either (but very seemingly on one.) Much harder to make someone laugh that way, but much better laughs.
 
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News Comments > More on Windows 10 and Xbox
31. Re: More on Windows 10 and Xbox Jan 22, 2015, 12:55 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 12:38:
Slick wrote on Jan 22, 2015, 09:05:
lol cutter, you can't get mad/defensive when you use numbers in an argument, that are then (very politely) pointed out to you to be inaccurate/improperly used. beat me to it Bundy!

presenting stock prices on their own doesn't give any real information. that's like just quoting the atomic weight of gold as an indicator of the total weight of a 200 ft. tall gold statue. you simply don't get any information by quoting half the equation.

we're all disappointed with MS that they do nothing with pc gamers, even though they have an install base of a bazillion trillion computers already, but you don't help your argument by spouting things that don't have any bearing on what you're saying, then getting upset when corrected on it. it's a simple mistake that we've all done before. chill.

The really bizarre thing is that Cutter has made the exact same argument in a previous Microsoft thread, and had his error explained in exactly the same way, eliciting just as defensive and misguided a response from him. I guess Cutter is not a learning animal. Either that or simple algebraic equations just aren't his thing. That said I agree with his sentiment that, regardless of market valuation, Microsoft has been way off track as a company for well over a decade and doesn't show any sign of getting on track -- Nadella at the helm, or no -- anytime soon. It's just that stock price alone doesn't say ANYTHING, either for or against such a sentiment.

It was showing him the numbers that got him to finally ignore me. Of all the reasons he had...
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
54. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 21:44 Beamer
 
Ludomancer wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 20:58:
We're already well done fucked. We had so many opportunities to fight this, but people are too eager to chase carrots on sticks and play games using the latest DirectX. The last chance we had to stop this shit would have been around the WinNT/Win98 era.

At what point can we start referring to the ignorant, general public as "Proles"?

Latest DX is free. I'm not complaining.
 
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News Comments > Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans
21. Re: Free Windows 10 Upgrade Plans Jan 21, 2015, 15:58 Beamer
 
warmbluelasers wrote on Jan 21, 2015, 15:14:
MS ordered retailers to pull the older versions of Office off the shelf so they could push the subscription version. Why give them the benefit of the doubt?

If we're lucky 'first year free' will probably be just like Norton AV - after the first year you'll be locked out from getting patches and updates. If they're going to charge a sub just to log in to the desktop (always on OS! cool!), well I hope it blows up in their face.

Link that. Ms actually released two versions of office simultaneously, one sub one not. No pulling off shelves.

Subs are for businesses or homes with five plus pcs. It isn't for regular home users. I'll be shocked if windows is any different. They know the home user won't go for that, especially if Apple isn't doing it.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
60. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2015, 11:14 Beamer
 
I guarantee there are as many people against vaccinations as there are for vaccinations.

No chance in hell.
And all the "anti-vaccine" people are buying into a study that was never able to be repeated and that the doctor in charge admits he fabricated.

It's like denying evolution, climate change, gravity, or that the Earth revolves around the sun.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
30. Re: etc., etc. Jan 20, 2015, 11:12 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 09:32:
yuastnav wrote on Jan 20, 2015, 09:26:
I'm not some kid, I've been using the internet for about 13 years (I was a teen back then) and the first thing that I actually did was download mIRC. I guess I've been hanging around in the wrong channels since death threats wasn't something that happened often.
Yeah, some people were assholes and on some boards I visited you could catch some death threat by some idiot before the mods cleaned it up but it was just that. A threat. It wasn't someone stalking you over the net, trying to find out as much info about you as possible.
This is what's sociopathic. Obsessing about someone, looking for their address, sending cops to that place and then gleefully laughing at the thought that this might get someone killed. This is of course a minority but if someone is determined enough he could do some real damage.

So you feel it is justified that Sarkesian labels an entire culture (of which you are a part of) as sexist and bigoted as a result of personal death threats made against her? (Of which BTW I have yet to see her produce any evidence or relevant police reports) I dont see Angelina Jolie, or Brad Pitt etc. labeling movie goers as psychopaths despite being on the recieving end of much worse. This is what is happening in gaming, gamers are being called out and this is what people take issue with.

I don't think she labels an entire culture as sexist and bigoted.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 20, 2015, 00:58 Beamer
 
Man, I find Sherman one of the most interesting guys in sports. Smart, has personality, and kills it on the field.

Too few interesting personalities in sports these days.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
40. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 18, 2015, 11:05 Beamer
 
Jerykk wrote on Jan 18, 2015, 07:08:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:42:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:37:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:25:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:11:
I wish I could find the blues comments from when someone tried making a columbine simulator, as that's what this essentially is. You walk around in a trench coat killing innocent people for no reason.

It has a right to exist, but it's asinine.

Are there books and movies with those themes? If so then why not video games? Or should they all be banned and remember you ban them, then you have this in court with "here we see this girzzly act which was banned, but here this is as grizzly or even more so, why shouldn't this be banned, your honor?"

I guess I really don't care overall if it is banned, I just don't know why it would when other things exist. I got a foot in the grave like the next person, there are no perfect answers. I just have the ability to make ok with real from not real.

I personally have a bigger issue with a 10+ year war we have going on in the real, it was justified early on, now it seems to exist as a fear machine to grease the war pigs, I could be wrong.

What part about "has a right to exist" do you not understand?

Everyone will keep painting me as an sjw trying to ban things because they don't read. I swear that's half of the games community now - people thinking being critical is the same as trying to ban, even when the opposite is explicitly stated.

The purpose of criticism is to motivate change. People only criticize things when they aren't happy with the status quo. When you criticize a game for encouraging the slaughter of civilians, you are essentially saying "I find this game problematic." As with any problem, the solution is to remove the offending elements. You might not explicitly say as much but if the game were canceled or banned, you'd be satisfied.

Satisfied if the devs decided not yo make it? Sure.

Satisfied if the us government forces the devs not to make it? No.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
35. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 18, 2015, 00:02 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 21:33:
There's plenty of rape simulators coming out of Japanese game developers for years. Where are all the white knights and social justice warriors attacking them?

Where are they sold on steam and western stores?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Jan 17, 2015, 15:00 Beamer
 
Siygess wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 14:57:
Dear lord, people are still going on about this, huh? You don't get half as much noise when politicians pull crap like this and unlike someone writing a review in the press, their job is actually.. important. When the decisions they make are swayed by the relationships they have, it can have a significant impact on people's lives. But a favourable review that might skew metacritic scores by a few points? Oh no! Grab the torches and pitchforks, people, it's the end of the world and when the world's ending, it's totally ethical to be unethical about people who might not be ethical. Or.. something.

It makes me ashamed to consider myself a gamer.

For what it's worth, this guy didn't even write reviews of Ubi games. Just previews and "news" like release dates. I think everyone here has known previews are worthless since the 90s.

Not that it isn't a good thing to be more transparent, but the arguments that this guy may have been giving undue attention to Ubi strikes me as odd. No reviews, and Ubi is, what, the third biggest publisher? How do you give them undue attention?
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
30. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 14:41 Beamer
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 14:12:

(edit: Just noticed that this post was also in reply to Beamer. You sure can pick 'em, Mr. BMW.)

Where does the school board find them, and why do they keep sending them to me?
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
28. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 13:42 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:37:
HorrorScope wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:25:
Beamer wrote on Jan 17, 2015, 13:11:
I wish I could find the blues comments from when someone tried making a columbine simulator, as that's what this essentially is. You walk around in a trench coat killing innocent people for no reason.

It has a right to exist, but it's asinine.

Are there books and movies with those themes? If so then why not video games? Or should they all be banned and remember you ban them, then you have this in court with "here we see this girzzly act which was banned, but here this is as grizzly or even more so, why shouldn't this be banned, your honor?"

I guess I really don't care overall if it is banned, I just don't know why it would when other things exist. I got a foot in the grave like the next person, there are no perfect answers. I just have the ability to make ok with real from not real.

I personally have a bigger issue with a 10+ year war we have going on in the real, it was justified early on, now it seems to exist as a fear machine to grease the war pigs, I could be wrong.

What part about "has a right to exist" do you not understand?

Everyone will keep painting me as an sjw trying to ban things because they don't read. I swear that's half of the games community now - people thinking being critical is the same as trying to ban, even when the opposite is explicitly stated.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Earns AO Rating
24. Re: Hatred Earns AO Rating Jan 17, 2015, 13:11 Beamer
 
I wish I could find the blues comments from when someone tried making a columbine simulator, as that's what this essentially is. You walk around in a trench coat killing innocent people for no reason.

It has a right to exist, but it's asinine.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
29. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 18:32 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 18:15:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 13:25:
Jack Thompson: tried to pass legislation to ban games
Anita Sarkeesian: asks that people make more diverse characters in games



Really? I guess that's why she and her co-writer have come out saying that "violent video games effect society" and "we need to control them" right? After all that's not jack thompson like at all.

Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:47:

Mashiki, I do not use the boards. Like, I'd imagine, most on this site, Chan Culture is really weird to me and I have no interest in being part of it. 4chan, 8chan, whatever other chan, just not something that's fun, or even followable, to me.
But you can go to 8chan's board list via google and see things like:
/younglove/ - Pedophilia Discussion - 13803 posts
/bl/ - boylovers - 1938 posts
/nnmodels/ - young models and jailbait - 1735 posts
/hebe/ girls, 22553 posts

...

Pedo-Dan" is hysterical. He downloaded it and blurred it to prove to people unwilling to go there what is there. Prior to him doing that GG was adamant it wasn't child porn. Once he did it they were adamant it was. But it came right from 8chan. Their "gotcha" would seem to admit 8chan is full of pedophilia, no?
So in other words, you're going off what someone else is saying. When in fact CP is removed from the boards, as quickly and reasonable as possible under the law. Of course if you have a problem with discussions--then you're simply walking into "thought crime" territory.

Oh as for pedo-dan, you know why? Because he broke the law here in Canada. What he did, not only broke provincial laws, but federal laws. The content however is not illegal in the US where the servers are hosted. That makes dan a pedo, it's not hard. Welcome to a world where "laws change when you cross a border." So yep, enjoy that pedophile in your midst. Oh and don't forget srbutts who raped their dog, and apparently is a pedophile as well. Or several of the others, on that nice side of the isle who abused animals, and are meth addicts.


Can you link to Anita saying this?

As for the "CP," as you apparently have a convenient acronym created, you're wholly misreading me.
1) I didn't say I'm relying on other people. You accused me of being very familiar with the boards. I said I am not, then posted a link to the 8chan board index and pointed out a few pedophile boards. I don't see how doing that, clearly original investigation done at your demand, is relying on anyone else
2) I said it isn't legally child porn, but it's sexually suggestive images of 8 year olds. The repeated defense is that this is legal. And it is. But that doesn't mean 8chan doesn't have a serious pedophile community/problem
3) And that stuff is NOT removed. Hotwheels repeatedly says it's free speech. He defends sexually suggestive photos of 8 year olds along with discussions of molesting them as ok on his site because it's free speech. Wonderful man, Hotwheels, to foster these activities
4) Actually, he didn't break Canadian law. Good to see you're a Canadian attorney


And now you're throwing out uncited "who raped their dog," which really is amazing. Amazing. You're a wonderful human being. You should be proud.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
24. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 15:52 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 15:33:
We're right in the wake of two high-profile full-blown rape hoaxes, one involving the patriarchal white-male power structure of a frat that initiates new members with gangbangs on broken glass, and Lena 'described herself pretty much as a young child molester' Dunham's fabricated rape story.

"That girl lied, so these other women are lying."
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
21. Re: Morning Interviews Jan 16, 2015, 14:47 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 14:38:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 12:08:
Beamer wrote on Jan 16, 2015, 11:59:
You can debate whether 8chan is actually even a part of gamergate, but there really isn't much debate over whether it's a pretty big site for pedophilia.
Well there' beamer, since you use the boards so often. I'm sure you report actual pedophilia right? After all, it wasn't like pedo-dan there who downloaded it, made an image of it, then uploaded it. Breaking 4 different laws here in Canada.

Oh, it's a pretty good guess that Troller is intimately familiar with all the pedo porn on that site.

Right back at you, buddy.

Mashiki, I do not use the boards. Like, I'd imagine, most on this site, Chan Culture is really weird to me and I have no interest in being part of it. 4chan, 8chan, whatever other chan, just not something that's fun, or even followable, to me.
But you can go to 8chan's board list via google and see things like:
/younglove/ - Pedophilia Discussion - 13803 posts
/bl/ - boylovers - 1938 posts
/nnmodels/ - young models and jailbait - 1735 posts
/hebe/ girls, 22553 posts


And why would I report it? GG and 8chan are adamant it isn't illegal, which is why you calling it "Pedo-Dan" is hysterical. He downloaded it and blurred it to prove to people unwilling to go there what is there. Prior to him doing that GG was adamant it wasn't child porn. Once he did it they were adamant it was. But it came right from 8chan. Their "gotcha" would seem to admit 8chan is full of pedophilia, no?

The fact is it isn't illegal, it's just gross and pathetic. It's "freedom of speech" in the worst way. Discussing wanting to have sex with 8 year olds is pretty much something no one should defend, but hey, FREE SPEECH!
 
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